tiles made from old CRTs

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Way back in the dark days before flat screens, computer monitors and television screens were made of cathode ray tube, or CRT, glass. The material is traditionally very difficult to recycle other than into other CRT glass objects because of its composition. Now, since flat screens have replaced their clunkier predecessors, there is an abundance of CRT glass in landfills.

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FireClay Tile has come up with a process for recycling the CRT glass and turning it into grey tiles which are safe to use in the home. The tiles can be applied to the wall of kitchens or bathrooms without fear of harmful substances.

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The company has already teamed up with ECS Refining to start making the tiles. A Kickstarter campaign was created to allow the tiles to reach a wider, more cost-efficient level of manufacture. Perhaps soon your kitchen and bathroom will be lined with the pieces of a lost generation of technology.